METS, the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry, is organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). The show’s target groups are yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators and equipment manufacturers from around the world.
Australia’s presence at METS is significant. AIMEX organises the Australian Pavilion whereby members can have access to space whether it be their own booth or a small space for brand profile and a base on the AIMEX stand. AIMEX liaise with key industry stakeholders, Austrade and state government representatives to maximise the networking opportunities for members while at the show. AIMEX also arranges a block booking of accommodation for the Australian contingent at an advantageous rate in Amsterdam. Each year AIMEX organises ‘The Australian Outback Party’ alongside the pavilion where key industry stakeholders are invited to network with the Australian marine export industry; this has become a sought after invitation only event during this show.